Integrated Management Systems


All ISO standards are now set out in identical fashion, following a framework called Annex SL. As a result of this there is now much more commonality among the main ISO standards:

• ISO 9001 – Quality Management
• ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
• ISO 27001 – Information Security Management
• ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety

All of these standards have the same layout and format, and there is a considerable amount of duplication between these standards. The consequence of this is that it is increasingly straightforward to combine two or more standards into an Integrated Management System (IMS).

Benefits of an IMS

  • It is easier to plan and manage multiple standards than before
  • Implementation costs are reduced
  • Ongoing certification costs can be reduced
  • There is likely to be much wider staff buy-in to management systems that work together seamlessly

How MQF can help

At MQF we have integrated some or all of these standards across a variety of clients and are well-placed to advise you if you want to implement one or more standards or consolidate existing systems.

Please contact us now for your free initial consultation.